The national OCD charity, run by and for people with lived experience of OCD
Locked is a short OCD film, partly based on the OCD experiences of OCD-UK trustee, Claire Gellard.
This fantastic short film was first broadcast at the OCD-UK annual conference in Cambridge in 2010, and also won an award the following year at the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival gets people thinking and talking about mental health, and we are delighted that Claire’s work was recognised as the winner for the Best Public Awareness Film category.
“The subject of OCD has rarely been touched on in cinema, but Claire Gellard’s Locked offers a moving study of an older man who finds himself affected by obsessive compulsive disorder. When his own son comes to visit, the man struggles to conceal his affliction, until the stress becomes too much for him. Gellard’s well-produced and acted film captures the experience of OCD is a simple but effective manner, opening up a difficult subject without sentimentality or contrivance.”
OCD-UK Chief Executive Ashley Fulwood believes Locked is one of the best OCD films to actually capture the ‘feeling’ of OCD. “I don’t think I have ever seen an OCD film, even big budget Hollywood films, that actually captures the intense feeling of what it is like to suffer with OCD like Claire did with her direction, and the fantastic performances by the two actors in Locked.”
The film is copyrighted to Claire Gellard, and is uploaded for personal use only, please seek permission through Claire or OCD-UK if you wish to show this video to audiences for training, educational or other purposes.